9780807123164

The South to Posterity: An Introduction to the Writing of Confederate History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807123164

  • ISBN10:

    0807123161

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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Summary

After the publication of Gone with the Wind, many Confederate historians were asked, "What shall I read next?" To answer the requests for further writings on the Civil War era, distinguished historian Douglas Southall Freeman assembled this bibliography of the best narratives, memoirs, and other works -- those that tell their stories simply, with wit and realism -- that provide a good introduction to literature on the Lost Cause. In contrast to most bibliographies, South to Posterity reads easily and often movingly. In eight masterful chapters, Freeman reviews soldiers' battlefield accounts; vindications penned just after the war; biographies of and tributes to General Robert E. Lee; women's commentaries; thoughts from foreign observers and participants; and diaries, letters, and speeches; and discusses topics yet to be addressed. A new introduction by Civil War historian Gary Gallagher provides an excellent background to Freeman's life and work and considers what has been accomplished in the field since South to Posterity first appeared.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE 1998 EDITION ix(20)
FOREWORD xxix(2)
A. W. VAUGHAN
INTRODUCTION TO THE 1939 EDITION xxxi
I. PUNCTUATED BY GUN-FIRE
1(30)
II. WRITING IN THE ASHES
31(27)
III. THE PASSING OF THE GREAT CAPTAIN
58(11)
IV. CONTROVERSY AND APOLOGIA
69(20)
V. THE APPEAL TO THE RECORDS
89(16)
VI. THE WAR THROUGH WOMEN'S EYES
105(49)
VII. THE LATER FOREIGN VIEW
154(14)
VIII. THE GLAMOUR GATHERS
168(29)
IX. YET TO BE WRITTEN
197(8)
NOTES 205(12)
A CONFEDERATE BOOK SHELF 217(6)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 223(2)
INDEX 225

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